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BILOXI

Maycock Street at 90closing for water work

City officials have announced that Maycock Street at the U.S. 90 intersection will be closed Thursday and Friday for water line installation.

Details: www.biloxi.ms.us.

-- SUN HERALD

GULFPORT

Hospital to presentspeaker on laughter

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport will host Laughter is the Best Medicine from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the east tower conference room

Janie Walters, motivational speaker and cancer survivor, will be the guest speaker at the event, which marks the 21st anniversary of National Cancer Survivors Day.

Educational information, videos, refreshments and door prizes will be offered.

Details: Diane Gallagher, 867-5292.

-- SUN HERALD

Courthouse Roadclosing for work

Officials have announced that the north- and southbound lanes of Courthouse Road from 16th Street to U.S. 90 will be closed for water and sewer system replacement scheduled for Thursday through June 14.Texas Avenue will be used as a detour route.

Details: 863-0287 or 348-0116.

-- SUN HERALD

Boil waternotices lifted

Local officials have lifted all boil water notices for residents in the area of Orange Grove Road, between Oak Lane and Old Highway 49.

Details: Public Works Department, 868-5765, 868-5805.

-- SUN HERALD

Two women soughtin armed robbery

Police are searching for two women after an armed robbery on Friday.

The 1:20 p.m. robbery occurred in the 11000 block of U.S. 49 and involved a woman who was getting out of her vehicle, Gulfport Police Chief Alan Weatherford said. One woman described as black, 5-foot-5, 170 pounds and wearing a blond wig brandished a handgun while a second woman approached the car from its passenger side.

The robbers fled in a small, black four-door vehicle driven by a third person.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gulfport Police at 868-5959 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-433-TIPS.

MICHAEL A. BELL

HANCOCK COUNTY

Stennis to showlaunch of shuttle

Guests at StenniSphere, the visitor center at NASA's Stennis Space Center, can watch a live broadcast of the space shuttle Discovery's launch on Saturday.

The shuttle is scheduled to begin its mission to the International Space Station from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Saturday at 4:02 p.m.

Reservations are not required to view the launch, although groups of 10 or more should contact the visitor center at 1-800-237-1821 or 688-2370 to schedule their visit.

All visitors begin their tour of StenniSphere by bus at the Launch Pad, adjacent to the Mississippi Welcome Center on Interstate 10, exit 2.

On Saturday, the last bus will leave the Launch Pad for StenniSphere at 3 p.m.

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HARRISON COUNTY

Work on U.S. 90will slow traffic

The inside eastbound lanes of U.S. 90 from Pine Avenue to Hayden Avenue, the eastbound outside lanes of U.S. 90 from Hayden Avenue to Nicholson Avenue and the westbound outside lanes of U.S. 90 from Hayden Avenue to Shelter Rock will be affected through June 30, due to reconstruction.

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Drug traffickerto serve 10 years

Circuit Judge Jerry O. Terry sentenced Tyronne Lekeith Wade, 37, to 10 years behind bars Tuesday after convicting him of trafficking drugs.

Harrison County deputies arrested Wade in November 2006 on Interstate 10 near Menge Avenue. Authorities found two suitcases full of marijuana. MICHAEL BELL

Pass man accusedof stealing firearm

Deputies arrested Thomas Christopher Dedeaux of Pass Christian early Tuesday for allegedly stealing a firearm, Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said.

Dedeaux, 43, was held without bond at the Harrison County jail. He also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

-- ROBIN FITZGERALD

JACKSON COUNTY

Charges droppedin Pine Island fight

An aggravated assault charge has been dropped against Donald Brent Killingsworth, 20, of Gautier, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.

Byrd said Killingsworth was charged with aggravated assault on May 18, accused of hitting George E. Mallette over the head with a beer bottle on Johns Bayou Sandbar, also known as Pine Island.

It was later determined that Mallette started the fight and when Killingsworth swung to protect himself, he happened to have the bottle in his hand.

OCEAN SPRINGS

Memorial concertis set for Sunday

An "Uncharted Waters" memorial concert to raise money for the American Cancer Society will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St.

The event is being sponsored by Friends of Susan Barnes, a former Biloxi High School teacher who passed away on Jan. 31, and the Towns Around Biloxi Parrot Head Club.

Local bands, friends and family members who are singers and songwriters will perform and a CD of 20 original songs contributed by family and friends will be available.

Concert tickets are $20 each; pre-registration is required for admission.

Details: Katy or David Waugh, 497-5450 or Cyndi Moncreiff, 875-1474, www.myspace.com/UnchartedWatersForSusan or tabphc.com/events.html.

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PASCAGOULA

Retirement partyset for librarian

A retirement reception for Pascagoula reference librarian Julia Holmes will be held Friday at 5:30 p.m.

The reception will be followed with a short program at 6:15 p.m. in the meeting room of the Pascagoula Public Library, 3214 Pascagoula St.

Refreshments will be served with musical performances by the Moss Point High School Jazz band.Holmes has been with the library system for about 40 years.

Details: www.jgrls.org. --SUN HERALD

PICAYUNE

Senior Citizens Fairand Expo Saturday

The 12th annual Senior Citizens Fair and Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Picayune High School gym on 5th Avenue.The event will feature live entertainment, door prizes, free goodie bags for the first 1,000 people, free health screenings and more.

Details: Delores Wood, 601-798-4835.-- SUN HERALD

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